Multiply. ‘Multiply gives you an easy way to share all kinds of digital media, including photos, blogs, videos, music and more, all in one convenient place: your own personal website. With Multiply, you can share and discuss your stuff with everyone in your “social network,” and also be alerted whenever they have something new.
Elgg. ‘Elgg is an open source software platform designed to allow people to easily connect and share resources. Established in March 2004 by Ben Werdmuller and David Tosh, Elgg allows you to create a social network and host it on your own infrastructure, modifying the features to fit your specific needs. Users establish personal digital identities […]
Social Networking Awards – The Top Social Networks of 2006. ‘Is it really the holiday already? Not quite – weâ€™ve still got to announce the Social Networking Awards 2006! With thousands of votes cast, the Peopleâ€™s Choice attracted a much bigger response than anyone expected. Meanwhile, we agonized over which companies to pick as Mashableâ€™s […]
Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge by Stephen Downes, October 2006. ‘The purpose of this paper is to outline some of the thinking behind new e-learning technology, including e-portfolios and personal learning environments. Part of this thinking is centered around the theory of connectivism, which asserts that knowledge – and therefore the learning of knowledge – […]